Keywords: rural schools
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Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Strong Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Media: Photographic print
When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.
Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.
Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."
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This building was vacated, and later sold to the Grange, when a larger school building was built high on the riverbank in 1900.
… Exhibits The early schools of Strong were called rural or district schools and were situated in various areas of the community to accommodate the…
In 1969, Mt. Abram Regional High School consolidated high school students from five northern Franklin County towns, including Strong, into one…